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Kayden Jewell Walden was born to Kimberly and James T. Walden, Jr., of Oxford, April 17, 2016. Kayden was born in Piedmont Newton hospital at ...

May 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Births

Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA (AP) - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on ...

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

Chair candidates speak out on attorney, SWA

Newton County Chair candidates took to the horseshoe table at the Newton County Historic Courthouse Thursday, explaining their views on the special purpose local-option sales ...

April 30, 2016 | Brandon DeCosse | ELECTION 2016

The Covington News hosts Next Generation Forum

Candidates from all open Newton County offices in the 2016 election season sat in the horseshoe of the Historic Courthouse Sunday and faced a packed ...

April 25, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016

Photos: Citizens meet candidates, enjoy ice cream at Farm Bureau event

Citizens had a chance to meet candidates running for election in all the seats coming open in 2016 at the Newton County Farm Bureau's ...

April 21, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016

The News hosts forum with a look at our future

The decisions made by Newton County voters during the primary election, May 24 and general election, Nov. 8 will affect residents for decades to come ...

April 19, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016

Syphoe’s residency cleared by BOE

The Newton County Board of Elections declared Michael Syphoe eligible to run for Newton County chair in the 2016 election. The decision was made during ...

April 12, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016

Parents complaints about yoga prompt changes at Kennesaw school

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia elementary school is changing the way it conducts yoga activities in classrooms after parents complained.

March 23, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

Savannah parade on St. Patrick's Day a tradition since 1824

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Thousands of revelers are gathering in Savannah for St. Patrick's Day, the coastal city's largest celebration of the year.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia's unemployment rate holds steady

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate is holding steady.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

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Tell it like it is …

I hope you are holding up in this scorching summer heat. I can already feel a bit of the summertime blues creeping in, but when it's this humid and hot it doesn't take long.

August 01, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING

4-H’er wins third in state

Did you know the blue tongued skink, a lizard found in Australia, gives birth to live young? Or that you can see one at Bear Hollow Zoo and Wildlife Trail in Athens?

August 01, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | LOCAL

Dustin Bragg at the Sycamore; Campbell Harrison and Bucket Shot Revival at the Listening Room @ IBP

Howdy, folks. Thanks for the comments and feedback on the last edition. We saw a big week of music around these parts and this upcoming week looks to be equally impressive. So grab a plate, and let's dig in.

August 01, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Have you ever thought…

Headlines remind us each day that many in the world are facing serious challenges. While none of us can answer all the challenges, all of us can respond is some way to be a part of the answers and not the problems.

August 01, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

August is here! Get smart, get immunized!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the Newton County Health Department would like to emphasize that immunizations, at every age, provide life-saving protection for our whole community. This article is the first in a four part series to increase awareness about the importance of vaccinations -- from back to school requirements to the flu season.

August 01, 2016 | Sarah Neale | Health

There oughta be a law

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into effect.

August 01, 2016 | Tom Crawford | OPINION

Recasting Hillary Clinton

The Democratic National Convention's attempt to focus this week on party unity was almost overwhelmed even before the coronation process in Philadelphia got underway.

August 01, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | OPINION

There's no Bernie Revolution without Bernie

One hesitates to discuss the small group of Bernie Sanders followers throwing tantrums at the Democratic convention. Some 90 percent of Sanders backers say they've already moved their support to Hillary Clinton.

August 01, 2016 | Froma Harrop | OPINION

How Newton County compares to its neighbors

Editor's Note: This is part of an ongoing look at crime and law enforcement in and around Newton County by The Covington News.

August 01, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | LOCAL

Photos: Eastside hosts alumni softball game

Eastside Softball, the most successful sports program in its' school's history, held an Alumni game Saturday, July 23.

August 01, 2016 | George Harrison | Eastside

Alcovy football players assist Action Ministries, community during back-to-school event

Members of the Alcovy football team helped out in a big way during the Newton County Sheriff's Office Back-to-School Supply Giveaway on July 23.

August 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Alcovy

Warriors look ahead to upcoming season

Providence Classical Christian School, in Oxford, will begin their ninth volleyball season this fall. Players have been preparing during the summer and are looking forward to a great season. The Warriors will be building off a 2015 campaign that brought a runner up finish in the GICAA Division II-A Northeast Region.

August 01, 2016 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Tackling heat exhaustion on the practice field

On July 22, it was reported that 12-year-old Johnny Tolbert, from south Fulton County, Georgia had brain damage after suffering a heat stroke during football practice at Welcome All Park. He reportedly collapsed around 7:30 p.m. during conditioning drills while it was 90 degrees outside, according to a report on WSB-TV.

August 01, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Cowan will run unopposed in the November elections

Three Republicans were the only candidates who entered the race for the District 5 Commissioner seat on the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC). After the May 24 primaries, when none of the candidates received 50 percent of the vote, a run-off election, was scheduled for last Tuesday.

July 31, 2016 | Sandra Brands | ELECTION 2016

Banes wins as Democrat candidate for Chair

The Democratic candidate for County Chair for the Board of Commissioners will be Marcello Banes, who received 51.40 percent of the vote. The total number of votes cast was 2778, with 1,428 for Banes and 1,350 for Phil Johnson.

July 31, 2016 | Sandra Brands | ELECTION 2016

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